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20 Recipes That Will Make You Fall in Love with Avocado All Over Again

20 Recipes That Will Make You Fall in Love with Avocado All Over Again


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Keep reading to find out what recipes made it into this week’s SWAT

Try this 7-grain toast with avocado, cucumber and toasted sesame seeds from Homemaker Habitat’s blog.

Avocados are so versatile — you can use them in stir-fries, salads, or spread it on toast. You can even use it as a base for ice cream. You also won’t have to feel bad about eating a whole Mason jar’s worth because avocados also have great health benefits. Avocados are a good source of vitamin K, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid.

By incorporating avocados into your dish, you’ll have a recipe that tastes great with all of the added benefits, which is the reason why we made avocados the theme of this week’s SWAT.

Here are this week’s highlights:

Click here for 20 Recipes That Will Make You Fall in Love with Avocado All Over Again slideshow.

Smoked Bacon and Tomatillo Guacamole

This is the classic way to enjoy avocados — make guacamole. Mary of Vindulge blog takes her guacamole recipe to new heights by adding smoked bacon and smoked tomatillos. The guacamole is smoky, creamy, and delicious.

Avocado Hummus

Ever made avocado hummus? Well, this is your chance. Sherri of Watch Learn Eat blog combined creamy avocado, chickpeas, garlic and lime with a touch of hot sauce and cayenne pepper to create a spicy hummus recipe.

7-Grain Toast with Avocado, Cucumber, and Toasted Sesame Seeds

This is a quick, simple, and healthy avocado option. Rebecca Andexler of Homemaker’s Habitat blog combines avocados with spinach, cucumber, and sesame seeds on 7-grain toast which creates a well-rounded dish. This is the perfect option for lunch, but works for breakfast as well as dinner. This recipe is simple as well as versatile which is why Rebecca Andexler is the winner of this week’s SWAT.


This low-calorie butter chicken recipe will make you fall in love all over again

I just love butter chicken. But I hate the calories that come with each serving. From oodles of cream to dollops of ghee, everything that makes butter chicken a drool-worthy treat–also makes it an enemy of weight loss.

But, thanks to my mother-in-law’s experimental cooking, I discovered that there is a healthier way of preparing this dish. Wondering just can you make every Punjabi’s dinner desire, butter chicken, a low-calorie preparation?

Well, here’s a recipe to help you out:

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger, grated
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, halved
2 tbsp finely-chopped coriander
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ cup low-fat milk

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, combine half the garlic paste, salt, one teaspoon of the red chilli powder, and curd. Add the chicken breast and cover the bowl. Let the chicken marinate in the mixture for an hour.

2. For the gravy, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and throw in the cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let the oil soak in their aroma and flavour for 2 minutes, after which add the remaining garlic paste and the grated ginger. Stir the ingredients, ensuring that they don’t burn, until the paste turns light brown in colour.

3. Next, add the tomato puree along with salt, turmeric powder, and the remaining red-chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer till the water in the tomato puree evaporates and you get a thick, dark-red mixture.

4. In another pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the marinated chicken to it. Sauté, till the chicken becomes tender and brown. Remember to flip the chicken during the process to ensure that it is well cooked from all sides.

5. Now, to the tomato mixture add half a cup of milk and the cooked chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer, until the gravy thickens. Turn the gas off and garnish the butter chicken with the halved green chillies and finely-chopped coriander.

And that’s it! Your delicious and low-cal butter chicken is ready!

What makes this version of butter chicken low in calories?
For starters, we’ve omitted the cream and added low-fat milk instead. Next, we chose to make this recipe with chicken breasts which are high in protein and low on fat. Not to mention, they’re easy to cook with it.

The entire preparation rounds up to 300 calories, unlike the heavier counterparts which are double the calories. Will you give this healthy recipe a try? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Team Health Shots

We are a varied group of Health Shots writers, bringing you the healthiest scoop on wellness in town.


This low-calorie butter chicken recipe will make you fall in love all over again

I just love butter chicken. But I hate the calories that come with each serving. From oodles of cream to dollops of ghee, everything that makes butter chicken a drool-worthy treat–also makes it an enemy of weight loss.

But, thanks to my mother-in-law’s experimental cooking, I discovered that there is a healthier way of preparing this dish. Wondering just can you make every Punjabi’s dinner desire, butter chicken, a low-calorie preparation?

Well, here’s a recipe to help you out:

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger, grated
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, halved
2 tbsp finely-chopped coriander
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ cup low-fat milk

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, combine half the garlic paste, salt, one teaspoon of the red chilli powder, and curd. Add the chicken breast and cover the bowl. Let the chicken marinate in the mixture for an hour.

2. For the gravy, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and throw in the cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let the oil soak in their aroma and flavour for 2 minutes, after which add the remaining garlic paste and the grated ginger. Stir the ingredients, ensuring that they don’t burn, until the paste turns light brown in colour.

3. Next, add the tomato puree along with salt, turmeric powder, and the remaining red-chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer till the water in the tomato puree evaporates and you get a thick, dark-red mixture.

4. In another pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the marinated chicken to it. Sauté, till the chicken becomes tender and brown. Remember to flip the chicken during the process to ensure that it is well cooked from all sides.

5. Now, to the tomato mixture add half a cup of milk and the cooked chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer, until the gravy thickens. Turn the gas off and garnish the butter chicken with the halved green chillies and finely-chopped coriander.

And that’s it! Your delicious and low-cal butter chicken is ready!

What makes this version of butter chicken low in calories?
For starters, we’ve omitted the cream and added low-fat milk instead. Next, we chose to make this recipe with chicken breasts which are high in protein and low on fat. Not to mention, they’re easy to cook with it.

The entire preparation rounds up to 300 calories, unlike the heavier counterparts which are double the calories. Will you give this healthy recipe a try? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Team Health Shots

We are a varied group of Health Shots writers, bringing you the healthiest scoop on wellness in town.


This low-calorie butter chicken recipe will make you fall in love all over again

I just love butter chicken. But I hate the calories that come with each serving. From oodles of cream to dollops of ghee, everything that makes butter chicken a drool-worthy treat–also makes it an enemy of weight loss.

But, thanks to my mother-in-law’s experimental cooking, I discovered that there is a healthier way of preparing this dish. Wondering just can you make every Punjabi’s dinner desire, butter chicken, a low-calorie preparation?

Well, here’s a recipe to help you out:

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger, grated
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, halved
2 tbsp finely-chopped coriander
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ cup low-fat milk

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, combine half the garlic paste, salt, one teaspoon of the red chilli powder, and curd. Add the chicken breast and cover the bowl. Let the chicken marinate in the mixture for an hour.

2. For the gravy, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and throw in the cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let the oil soak in their aroma and flavour for 2 minutes, after which add the remaining garlic paste and the grated ginger. Stir the ingredients, ensuring that they don’t burn, until the paste turns light brown in colour.

3. Next, add the tomato puree along with salt, turmeric powder, and the remaining red-chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer till the water in the tomato puree evaporates and you get a thick, dark-red mixture.

4. In another pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the marinated chicken to it. Sauté, till the chicken becomes tender and brown. Remember to flip the chicken during the process to ensure that it is well cooked from all sides.

5. Now, to the tomato mixture add half a cup of milk and the cooked chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer, until the gravy thickens. Turn the gas off and garnish the butter chicken with the halved green chillies and finely-chopped coriander.

And that’s it! Your delicious and low-cal butter chicken is ready!

What makes this version of butter chicken low in calories?
For starters, we’ve omitted the cream and added low-fat milk instead. Next, we chose to make this recipe with chicken breasts which are high in protein and low on fat. Not to mention, they’re easy to cook with it.

The entire preparation rounds up to 300 calories, unlike the heavier counterparts which are double the calories. Will you give this healthy recipe a try? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Team Health Shots

We are a varied group of Health Shots writers, bringing you the healthiest scoop on wellness in town.


This low-calorie butter chicken recipe will make you fall in love all over again

I just love butter chicken. But I hate the calories that come with each serving. From oodles of cream to dollops of ghee, everything that makes butter chicken a drool-worthy treat–also makes it an enemy of weight loss.

But, thanks to my mother-in-law’s experimental cooking, I discovered that there is a healthier way of preparing this dish. Wondering just can you make every Punjabi’s dinner desire, butter chicken, a low-calorie preparation?

Well, here’s a recipe to help you out:

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger, grated
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, halved
2 tbsp finely-chopped coriander
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ cup low-fat milk

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, combine half the garlic paste, salt, one teaspoon of the red chilli powder, and curd. Add the chicken breast and cover the bowl. Let the chicken marinate in the mixture for an hour.

2. For the gravy, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and throw in the cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let the oil soak in their aroma and flavour for 2 minutes, after which add the remaining garlic paste and the grated ginger. Stir the ingredients, ensuring that they don’t burn, until the paste turns light brown in colour.

3. Next, add the tomato puree along with salt, turmeric powder, and the remaining red-chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer till the water in the tomato puree evaporates and you get a thick, dark-red mixture.

4. In another pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the marinated chicken to it. Sauté, till the chicken becomes tender and brown. Remember to flip the chicken during the process to ensure that it is well cooked from all sides.

5. Now, to the tomato mixture add half a cup of milk and the cooked chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer, until the gravy thickens. Turn the gas off and garnish the butter chicken with the halved green chillies and finely-chopped coriander.

And that’s it! Your delicious and low-cal butter chicken is ready!

What makes this version of butter chicken low in calories?
For starters, we’ve omitted the cream and added low-fat milk instead. Next, we chose to make this recipe with chicken breasts which are high in protein and low on fat. Not to mention, they’re easy to cook with it.

The entire preparation rounds up to 300 calories, unlike the heavier counterparts which are double the calories. Will you give this healthy recipe a try? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Team Health Shots

We are a varied group of Health Shots writers, bringing you the healthiest scoop on wellness in town.


This low-calorie butter chicken recipe will make you fall in love all over again

I just love butter chicken. But I hate the calories that come with each serving. From oodles of cream to dollops of ghee, everything that makes butter chicken a drool-worthy treat–also makes it an enemy of weight loss.

But, thanks to my mother-in-law’s experimental cooking, I discovered that there is a healthier way of preparing this dish. Wondering just can you make every Punjabi’s dinner desire, butter chicken, a low-calorie preparation?

Well, here’s a recipe to help you out:

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger, grated
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, halved
2 tbsp finely-chopped coriander
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ cup low-fat milk

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, combine half the garlic paste, salt, one teaspoon of the red chilli powder, and curd. Add the chicken breast and cover the bowl. Let the chicken marinate in the mixture for an hour.

2. For the gravy, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and throw in the cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let the oil soak in their aroma and flavour for 2 minutes, after which add the remaining garlic paste and the grated ginger. Stir the ingredients, ensuring that they don’t burn, until the paste turns light brown in colour.

3. Next, add the tomato puree along with salt, turmeric powder, and the remaining red-chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer till the water in the tomato puree evaporates and you get a thick, dark-red mixture.

4. In another pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the marinated chicken to it. Sauté, till the chicken becomes tender and brown. Remember to flip the chicken during the process to ensure that it is well cooked from all sides.

5. Now, to the tomato mixture add half a cup of milk and the cooked chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer, until the gravy thickens. Turn the gas off and garnish the butter chicken with the halved green chillies and finely-chopped coriander.

And that’s it! Your delicious and low-cal butter chicken is ready!

What makes this version of butter chicken low in calories?
For starters, we’ve omitted the cream and added low-fat milk instead. Next, we chose to make this recipe with chicken breasts which are high in protein and low on fat. Not to mention, they’re easy to cook with it.

The entire preparation rounds up to 300 calories, unlike the heavier counterparts which are double the calories. Will you give this healthy recipe a try? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Team Health Shots

We are a varied group of Health Shots writers, bringing you the healthiest scoop on wellness in town.


This low-calorie butter chicken recipe will make you fall in love all over again

I just love butter chicken. But I hate the calories that come with each serving. From oodles of cream to dollops of ghee, everything that makes butter chicken a drool-worthy treat–also makes it an enemy of weight loss.

But, thanks to my mother-in-law’s experimental cooking, I discovered that there is a healthier way of preparing this dish. Wondering just can you make every Punjabi’s dinner desire, butter chicken, a low-calorie preparation?

Well, here’s a recipe to help you out:

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger, grated
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, halved
2 tbsp finely-chopped coriander
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ cup low-fat milk

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, combine half the garlic paste, salt, one teaspoon of the red chilli powder, and curd. Add the chicken breast and cover the bowl. Let the chicken marinate in the mixture for an hour.

2. For the gravy, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and throw in the cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let the oil soak in their aroma and flavour for 2 minutes, after which add the remaining garlic paste and the grated ginger. Stir the ingredients, ensuring that they don’t burn, until the paste turns light brown in colour.

3. Next, add the tomato puree along with salt, turmeric powder, and the remaining red-chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer till the water in the tomato puree evaporates and you get a thick, dark-red mixture.

4. In another pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the marinated chicken to it. Sauté, till the chicken becomes tender and brown. Remember to flip the chicken during the process to ensure that it is well cooked from all sides.

5. Now, to the tomato mixture add half a cup of milk and the cooked chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer, until the gravy thickens. Turn the gas off and garnish the butter chicken with the halved green chillies and finely-chopped coriander.

And that’s it! Your delicious and low-cal butter chicken is ready!

What makes this version of butter chicken low in calories?
For starters, we’ve omitted the cream and added low-fat milk instead. Next, we chose to make this recipe with chicken breasts which are high in protein and low on fat. Not to mention, they’re easy to cook with it.

The entire preparation rounds up to 300 calories, unlike the heavier counterparts which are double the calories. Will you give this healthy recipe a try? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Team Health Shots

We are a varied group of Health Shots writers, bringing you the healthiest scoop on wellness in town.


This low-calorie butter chicken recipe will make you fall in love all over again

I just love butter chicken. But I hate the calories that come with each serving. From oodles of cream to dollops of ghee, everything that makes butter chicken a drool-worthy treat–also makes it an enemy of weight loss.

But, thanks to my mother-in-law’s experimental cooking, I discovered that there is a healthier way of preparing this dish. Wondering just can you make every Punjabi’s dinner desire, butter chicken, a low-calorie preparation?

Well, here’s a recipe to help you out:

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger, grated
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, halved
2 tbsp finely-chopped coriander
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ cup low-fat milk

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, combine half the garlic paste, salt, one teaspoon of the red chilli powder, and curd. Add the chicken breast and cover the bowl. Let the chicken marinate in the mixture for an hour.

2. For the gravy, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and throw in the cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let the oil soak in their aroma and flavour for 2 minutes, after which add the remaining garlic paste and the grated ginger. Stir the ingredients, ensuring that they don’t burn, until the paste turns light brown in colour.

3. Next, add the tomato puree along with salt, turmeric powder, and the remaining red-chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer till the water in the tomato puree evaporates and you get a thick, dark-red mixture.

4. In another pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the marinated chicken to it. Sauté, till the chicken becomes tender and brown. Remember to flip the chicken during the process to ensure that it is well cooked from all sides.

5. Now, to the tomato mixture add half a cup of milk and the cooked chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer, until the gravy thickens. Turn the gas off and garnish the butter chicken with the halved green chillies and finely-chopped coriander.

And that’s it! Your delicious and low-cal butter chicken is ready!

What makes this version of butter chicken low in calories?
For starters, we’ve omitted the cream and added low-fat milk instead. Next, we chose to make this recipe with chicken breasts which are high in protein and low on fat. Not to mention, they’re easy to cook with it.

The entire preparation rounds up to 300 calories, unlike the heavier counterparts which are double the calories. Will you give this healthy recipe a try? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Team Health Shots

We are a varied group of Health Shots writers, bringing you the healthiest scoop on wellness in town.


This low-calorie butter chicken recipe will make you fall in love all over again

I just love butter chicken. But I hate the calories that come with each serving. From oodles of cream to dollops of ghee, everything that makes butter chicken a drool-worthy treat–also makes it an enemy of weight loss.

But, thanks to my mother-in-law’s experimental cooking, I discovered that there is a healthier way of preparing this dish. Wondering just can you make every Punjabi’s dinner desire, butter chicken, a low-calorie preparation?

Well, here’s a recipe to help you out:

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger, grated
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, halved
2 tbsp finely-chopped coriander
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ cup low-fat milk

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, combine half the garlic paste, salt, one teaspoon of the red chilli powder, and curd. Add the chicken breast and cover the bowl. Let the chicken marinate in the mixture for an hour.

2. For the gravy, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and throw in the cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let the oil soak in their aroma and flavour for 2 minutes, after which add the remaining garlic paste and the grated ginger. Stir the ingredients, ensuring that they don’t burn, until the paste turns light brown in colour.

3. Next, add the tomato puree along with salt, turmeric powder, and the remaining red-chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer till the water in the tomato puree evaporates and you get a thick, dark-red mixture.

4. In another pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the marinated chicken to it. Sauté, till the chicken becomes tender and brown. Remember to flip the chicken during the process to ensure that it is well cooked from all sides.

5. Now, to the tomato mixture add half a cup of milk and the cooked chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer, until the gravy thickens. Turn the gas off and garnish the butter chicken with the halved green chillies and finely-chopped coriander.

And that’s it! Your delicious and low-cal butter chicken is ready!

What makes this version of butter chicken low in calories?
For starters, we’ve omitted the cream and added low-fat milk instead. Next, we chose to make this recipe with chicken breasts which are high in protein and low on fat. Not to mention, they’re easy to cook with it.

The entire preparation rounds up to 300 calories, unlike the heavier counterparts which are double the calories. Will you give this healthy recipe a try? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Team Health Shots

We are a varied group of Health Shots writers, bringing you the healthiest scoop on wellness in town.


This low-calorie butter chicken recipe will make you fall in love all over again

I just love butter chicken. But I hate the calories that come with each serving. From oodles of cream to dollops of ghee, everything that makes butter chicken a drool-worthy treat–also makes it an enemy of weight loss.

But, thanks to my mother-in-law’s experimental cooking, I discovered that there is a healthier way of preparing this dish. Wondering just can you make every Punjabi’s dinner desire, butter chicken, a low-calorie preparation?

Well, here’s a recipe to help you out:

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger, grated
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, halved
2 tbsp finely-chopped coriander
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ cup low-fat milk

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, combine half the garlic paste, salt, one teaspoon of the red chilli powder, and curd. Add the chicken breast and cover the bowl. Let the chicken marinate in the mixture for an hour.

2. For the gravy, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and throw in the cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let the oil soak in their aroma and flavour for 2 minutes, after which add the remaining garlic paste and the grated ginger. Stir the ingredients, ensuring that they don’t burn, until the paste turns light brown in colour.

3. Next, add the tomato puree along with salt, turmeric powder, and the remaining red-chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer till the water in the tomato puree evaporates and you get a thick, dark-red mixture.

4. In another pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the marinated chicken to it. Sauté, till the chicken becomes tender and brown. Remember to flip the chicken during the process to ensure that it is well cooked from all sides.

5. Now, to the tomato mixture add half a cup of milk and the cooked chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer, until the gravy thickens. Turn the gas off and garnish the butter chicken with the halved green chillies and finely-chopped coriander.

And that’s it! Your delicious and low-cal butter chicken is ready!

What makes this version of butter chicken low in calories?
For starters, we’ve omitted the cream and added low-fat milk instead. Next, we chose to make this recipe with chicken breasts which are high in protein and low on fat. Not to mention, they’re easy to cook with it.

The entire preparation rounds up to 300 calories, unlike the heavier counterparts which are double the calories. Will you give this healthy recipe a try? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Team Health Shots

We are a varied group of Health Shots writers, bringing you the healthiest scoop on wellness in town.


This low-calorie butter chicken recipe will make you fall in love all over again

I just love butter chicken. But I hate the calories that come with each serving. From oodles of cream to dollops of ghee, everything that makes butter chicken a drool-worthy treat–also makes it an enemy of weight loss.

But, thanks to my mother-in-law’s experimental cooking, I discovered that there is a healthier way of preparing this dish. Wondering just can you make every Punjabi’s dinner desire, butter chicken, a low-calorie preparation?

Well, here’s a recipe to help you out:

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger, grated
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, halved
2 tbsp finely-chopped coriander
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup curd
Salt to taste
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ cup low-fat milk

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, combine half the garlic paste, salt, one teaspoon of the red chilli powder, and curd. Add the chicken breast and cover the bowl. Let the chicken marinate in the mixture for an hour.

2. For the gravy, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and throw in the cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let the oil soak in their aroma and flavour for 2 minutes, after which add the remaining garlic paste and the grated ginger. Stir the ingredients, ensuring that they don’t burn, until the paste turns light brown in colour.

3. Next, add the tomato puree along with salt, turmeric powder, and the remaining red-chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer till the water in the tomato puree evaporates and you get a thick, dark-red mixture.

4. In another pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the marinated chicken to it. Sauté, till the chicken becomes tender and brown. Remember to flip the chicken during the process to ensure that it is well cooked from all sides.

5. Now, to the tomato mixture add half a cup of milk and the cooked chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer, until the gravy thickens. Turn the gas off and garnish the butter chicken with the halved green chillies and finely-chopped coriander.

And that’s it! Your delicious and low-cal butter chicken is ready!

What makes this version of butter chicken low in calories?
For starters, we’ve omitted the cream and added low-fat milk instead. Next, we chose to make this recipe with chicken breasts which are high in protein and low on fat. Not to mention, they’re easy to cook with it.

The entire preparation rounds up to 300 calories, unlike the heavier counterparts which are double the calories. Will you give this healthy recipe a try? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Team Health Shots

We are a varied group of Health Shots writers, bringing you the healthiest scoop on wellness in town.


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